Events

On this page we list events relevant to Equality and Inclusion, whether at the University, such as those held by the Staff Networks, in the wider Leeds area, or beyond. Know of an event which you think should be listed? Contact equality@leeds.ac.uk to let us know, and we can add it to our calendar.

For information on key religious dates, awareness raising dates, term dates and major national and international days of celebration or memorial, the Festivals and Events Calendar has been developed as a practical resource to use as a guide to support academic and wider event planning. Go to the Festivals and Events Calendar page.

If you are a carer for a family member or a friend who has an illness, disability or addiction, Carers Leeds offer confidential one-to-one appointments on campus.  The aim of these free, 30 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  More details about support for staff…
All Staff and Students are invited to attend a lunchtime event to mark the International Day of LGBT+ People in STEM. 5 July 2019 marks the second International Day of LGBT+ people in STEM. The University’s Equality Policy Unit in conjunction with the Faculties of Biological Sciences, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and Medicine…
UK Black Pride is Europe’s largest celebration for BME people who identify as LGBT+. The event was created as a safe space to celebrate diverse sexualities, gender identities, cultures, gender expressions and backgrounds, while also fostering, representing and celebrating Black LGBTQ and QTIPOC (Queer, Transgender and Intersex People of Colour) culture through education, the arts,…
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is a global campaign intended to raise awareness and encourage support and protection for breastfeeding. The University campus is entirely breastfeeding friendly and there are no restrictions on bottle or breastfeeding at the University. Our Bottle, Breastfeeding and Well-being Facilities page provides information on the University’s relevant policies and the spaces…
Check back for more details on our involvement with Leeds Pride 2019.
If you are a carer for a family member or a friend who has an illness, disability or addiction, Carers Leeds offer confidential one-to-one appointments on campus.  The aim of these free, 40 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  More details about support for…
Europe’s longest running authentic Caribbean Carnival parade of mas, music, culture and harmony.
If you are a carer for a family member or a friend who has an illness, disability or addiction, Carers Leeds offer confidential one-to-one appointments on campus.  The aim of these free, 40 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  More details about support for…
Created and run by Inclusive Employers, National Inclusion Week is an annual opportunity to raise awareness of inclusion in the workplace.
A month of events focusing on the nationwide celebration of Black History, Arts and Culture in the UK.
Since 1992, the World Federation for Mental Health has recognised World Mental Health Day on 10 October, as an opportunity “to raise global awareness of mental health issues and to stimulate advocacy”. This year the theme is Suicide Prevention. As stated by the President of WFMH, Alberto Trimboli, “[s]uicide is a global public health problem…
If you are a carer for a family member or a friend who has an illness, disability or addiction, Carers Leeds offer confidential one-to-one appointments on campus.  The aim of these free, 40 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  More details about support for…
National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an annual LGBT awareness day observed on October 11.
World Menopause Day 2019 is designated 18 October by the International Menopause Society in collaboration with the World Health Organization.
For their 2019 event, UKDHM will be focusing on “disabled leaders throughout history and their struggle for acceptance. UKDHM will examine how the leaders of the disabled peoples movement managed to change the way disability was seen as a personal burden to a human rights issue through using the social model of disability from 1970…

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The annual conference will include: 11am – “Power in the University”, a panel discussion, including Josie Fraser, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Open University 12pm (lunch) – AGM and discussion on the theme, “What issues should WaLN be addressing? How can we use and develop the power of our network?” 1pm – Keynote Session to start the…
From the Eventbrite page: Come along to the inaugural meeting, and help in the formation of the NEW Leeds LGBT+ Forum. Through growing interest and support, the idea of an independent LGBT+ Forum is now coming to fruition with the offer of funding, support and hosting from a Leeds community development organisation – Health For…
Members of the Equality Policy Team will be at the Information Fair, providing materials and advice on equality and inclusion matters at the University. We’ll provide leaflets on such EPU-led initiatives as the Leeds Gender Framework (including the University’s Athena SWAN submissions), services including Mediation and Carers Leeds appointments, peer support within the University from…
​International Women in Engineering Day is an “international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry”.
Windrush Day was introduced in 2018, on the 70th anniversary of the landing of the first Caribbean migrants, for the purpose of “encouraging communities across the country to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants.” Taking place on 22 June, the day when around 500 migrants from the Caribbean arrived in 1948…
In the centenary year of the Women’s Engineering Society, Professor Graeme Gooday explores not only how and why the Society came into being, but looks back even further to reveal women’s crucial role in the electrification of Victorian Britain. For more information, please visit the website or contact Inga Kobzeva.
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. Carers Leeds, who provide…
The monthly informal meeting for LGBT+ Staff Network members (and those potentially interested in joining/finding out more), outside of the Network’s more policy-focused meetings and/or larger social events. Colleagues are welcome to stay for as long or as short a time as they wish. Look out for the Starry Teapot.
With the Women at Leeds Network conference coming up later in June, we’ve decided that the June First Wednesday Club should just be a network lunch break – an opportunity to get out of the office and meet women from across the university. Members of the network committee will be around to share ideas about…
Regular meeting of the Leeds11 Network. More details to follow – please contact the network directly for more information at Leeds11@leeds.ac.uk.